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Volume 28 Issue 18

Book places Johnstown campus growth in historical context >

May 9th, 1996

It was a tough job convincing Robert Hunter, former professor of history at Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ), to write "The Evolution of a College: A Chronicle of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1927 – 1993." Former UPJ President Frank Blackington says it took some real arm-twisting to convince Hunter, who died of cancer in […]

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John C. Flanagan >

May 9th, 1996

John C. Flanagan, 90, a former Pitt faculty member and developer of the aptitude tests used to select American recruits for pilot training during World War II, died April 15, 1996, at his home in Menlo Park, Calif. Flanagan joined the Army Air Corps in 1941 and devised tests to help identify men who had […]

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Pitt ranked 10th in amount of NIH funding >

May 9th, 1996

Pitt was one of the nation's leading recipients of support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1995, according to a report compiled by the NIH's Division of Research Grants. NIH awarded Pitt $140.1 million last year, placing the University 10th nationally among all institutions receiving NIH money. Among public universities, Pitt ranked fifth […]

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Chancellor search is slowed by scheduling difficulties >

May 9th, 1996

Because of difficulties in scheduling interviews with candidates, the chancellor search committee is running about two weeks behind schedule, according to committee chairperson James C. Roddey. Originally, the committee had planned to complete interviews and background checks on candidates by early May, trim the list to four semi-finalists, and bring those people to the Pittsburgh […]

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Branch of international childhood education group meets here >

May 9th, 1996

The U.S. branch of the only worldwide, non-governmental organization dedicated to improving early childhood education held its annual meeting at Pitt, May 3-5. Though most of the weekend's events were limited to U.S. national committee members of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education, Pitt is expected to benefit from hosting the meeting. The University […]

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What they're asking the chancellor candidates >

May 9th, 1996

They're not rigidly scripted, but the Pitt chancellor search committee's interviews with candidates all follow the same general format and prepared list of questions. The question list distributed to the 24 committee members points out: "These should be viewed as basic questions. Other questions leading from answers to these questions and questions of your own […]

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UPJ community service award given >

May 9th, 1996

Participants in the Missionsbreak '96 project of the campus ministry of Pitt's Johnstown campus (UPJ) have been awarded the first annual UPJ Advisory Board community service recognition award. Created to acknowledge the community-service contributions of full-time UPJ faculty, staff, students and student organizations, the award was presented to the Rev. Scott Gobbel, Protestant campus minister; […]

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